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By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | October 20, 2014 6:06 am
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33
  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 6:00 am
    Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.
  • Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 6:00 am
    Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.
  • EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:42 am
    European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis.
  • Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:30 am
    Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region.
  • Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:30 am
    Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.
  • Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:30 am
    Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.
  • Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:18 am
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.
  • Powerful explosion rocks rebel-held Ukrainian city
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:12 am
    A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.
  • 13 workers die in fire at Indian fireworks factory
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 5:06 am
    A blaze engulfed a fireworks factory in southern India on Monday, killing at least 13 workers and seriously burning seven others, police said.
  • Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 4:54 am
    Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday -- a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.
  • HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 4:54 am
    Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.
  • Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 4:30 am
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.
  • Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 4:18 am
    Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them -- a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.
  • Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 4:18 am
    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.
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